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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Stan takes a turn for the worse and pushes his family away, while tensions between Martin and Sonia escalate with surprising results upon his return to Albert Square. Show more

Contributors

Sonia Fowler:
Natalie Cassidy
Martin Fowler:
James Bye
Carol Jackson:
Lindsey Coulson
Shirley Carter:
Linda Henry
Stan Carter:
Timothy West
Cora Cross:
Ann Mitchell
Babe Smith:
Annette Badland
Nancy Carter:
Maddy Hill
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb:
Ricky Norwood
Donna Yates:
Lisa Hammond
Pam Coker:
Lin Blakley
Les Coker:
Roger Sloman
Kush Kazemi:
Davood Ghadami
Shabnam Masood:
Rakhee Thakrar
Tamwar Masood:
Himesh Patel
Masood Ahmed:
Nitin Ganatra
Patrick Trueman:
Rudolph Walker
Lola Pearce:
Danielle Harold
Liam Butcher:
James Forde
Cindy Williams:
Mimi Keene
Rebecca Fowler:
Jasmine Armfield
Claudette:
Ellen Thomas
Cyril Bishop:
Andrew Sachs
Executive Producer:
Dominic Treadwell-Collins

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 6: The Germans

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Classic sitcom about a Torquay hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty. A party of Germans and a fire drill turn Fawlty Towers upside down.

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 4: The Hotel Inspectors

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil is terrified when he hears some hotel inspectors are in town.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Hutchinson:
Bernard Cribbins
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 4: The Kipper and the Corpse

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. When a guest at Fawlty Towers meets an unfortunate end, Basil decides to dispose of the body himself.

Contributors

Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 2: The Builders

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil decides to have some alterations made to the hotel, but havoc ensues when he takes the cheaper option.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
O'Reilly:
David Kelly

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 3: The Wedding Party

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Fawlty Towers is expecting some wedding guests, and Basil decides to defend the hotel's standard of morality.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mrs. Lloyd:
Diana King

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 1: Communication Problems

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Classic sitcom about a Torquay hotel. A racing tip and a guest who is hard of hearing spell financial disaster for Basil.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr Yardley:
Mervyn Pascoe
Mr Thurston:
Robert Lankesheer
Mrs Richards:
Joan Sanderson
Agatha Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Ursula Gatsby:
Renee Roberts

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 3: Waldorf Salad

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife, Sybil. An unusual request in the restaurant sends Basil over the edge. Show more

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Libson:
Anthony Dawes
Mrs. Johnston:
June Ellis
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 5: The Anniversary

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. Basil plans a surprise wedding anniversary party, but when the guests arrive there is one vital element missing.

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 6: Basil the Rat

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. Havoc ensues when a public health inspector threatens to close the hotel and Manuel introduces his pet 'hamster'.

Contributors

Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

A Touch of Class

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Basil tries to improve the class of the hotel's clientele.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Watson:
Lionel Wheeler
Sir Richard Morris:
Martin Wyldeck
Danny Brown:
Robin Ellis
Lord Melbury:
Michael Gwynn
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley
Mr. Wareing:
Terence Conoley
Mr. MacKenzie:
David Simeon

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 5: Gourmet Night

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife Sybil. Basil's new chef tries to turn Fawlty Towers into a gourmet's paradise.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Master Heath:
Tony Page
Mrs Hall:
Ann Way

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 2: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. A medallion man, a pair of psychiatrists, a pretty Australian girl and a ladder cause Basil some embarrassment.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Raylene Miles:
Luan Peters
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Johnson:
Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott:
Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott:
Elspet Gray
Director:
Bob Spiers

Natural World

2002-2003

Falklands: Flying Devils

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Film-makers Jane Watson and Mark Smith observe a colony of aggressive caracaras, rare birds of prey on a stormy island in the South Atlantic. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A behind the scenes look at the world's longest running poetry request programme, following the programme-makers, presenter Roger McGough and listeners of the Radio 4 show. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Producer:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Participant:
Roger McGough
Participant:
Andrew Sachs
Participant:
Kenneth Cranham
Participant:
David Blunkett

Drama

The Guest of St Peter's

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Hugh Costello. Thomas Perret should be dead. He resigned as Pope Paul VII two years ago, but with his successor in trouble, a collision between the two pontiffs seems inevitable. Show more

Contributors

Cardinal Luis Sastre:
David Warner
Hannah Cox:
Amaka Okafor
Pope Leo XIV:
Anton Lesser
Cardinal Neal Cooke:
Guy Paul
Cardinal John Ankrah:
Jude Akuwudike
The old Pope Paul VII:
Andrew Sachs

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A celebration of the TV sidekick, looking at the role of the assistant/companion on television, from drama to sitcom and light entertainment to children's programmes. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Andrew Sachs
Participant:
Edward Hardwicke
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Participant:
Elisabeth Sladen
Participant:
Robert Llewellyn
Participant:
Marshall Lancaster
Participant:
Debbie McGee
Participant:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Kim Newman
Participant:
David Quantick
Participant:
Val McDermid
Executive Producer:
John Moulson
Producer:
Rachel Boyd
Director:
Rachel Boyd

Saturday Drama

Bar Mitzvah Boy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Is 13-year-old Eliot Green ready to become a man in the Jewish faith? Adapted from TV with Hugo Raine and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

The Fewness of His Words

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Hugh Costello. A 75-year-old priest, accused of child abuse, jumps bail and hides out in an Italian monastery, providing the Vatican with a major headache. Show more

Contributors

Fr George Lawson:
Andrew Sachs
Cardinal Vargas:
Gerard Murphy
Abbot Desiato:
Ian McElhinney

Genres

Brand

Drama